The 718 Cayman GT4 is one of two striking new additions to the Porsche 718 family and claims the top spot in regards to performance. The Cayman GT4 can accelerate from 0 to 100km in 4.4 seconds and reach speeds up to 304km/h. That’s slightly faster than the other new model, the Porsche 718 Spyder which reaches top speed at 301km/h.
Porsche believes the pure character of both vehicles will appeal to sports car enthusiasts who delight in unadulterated driving pleasure and appreciate a high level of agility and intimate proximity to the centre of power.
Cayman GT4’s naturally aspirated engine is based on the same engine family as the turbo seen in the current 911 Carrera model series, together with a six-speed manual transmission. The boxer engine generates 309 kW, and fuel consumption comes in at 10.9 litres per 100km. Thanks to the functional diffuser, this is the first model in the Boxster family to generate aerodynamic downforce at the rear axle. It’s the same engine for both the Cayman and Spyder.
Among its features, the 718 Cayman sports improved aerodynamics producing up to 50 percent more downforce, without adversely affecting drag. The fixed rear wing is also marked by greater efficiency: it produces around 20 percent more downforce compared with its predecessor. The front section, which is optimised in the GT style, maintains the aerodynamic balance with a large front spoiler lip and air curtains.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management damping system with 30mm lower suspension lowers the centre of gravity and improves lateral dynamics. It is specifically designed for use on the racetrack and makes the handling characteristics of the 718 Cayman GT4 sharper.
The high-performance brake system is suitable for track driving, and the overall package makes the 718 Cayman GT4 fly on the Nürburgring “Nordschleife”: its lap time on the 20.6-kilometre classic racetrack is more than ten seconds faster than its predecessor.
The GT4 also comes with the option of a Clubsport package. This includes a rear steel roll bar, a hand-held fire extinguisher and a six-point seatbelt on the driver’s side.
The new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Sypder are both now available to order.